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Webster 1913 Edition


Reserve

Re-serve′

(r?-z?rv′)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Reserved
. (z[GREEK]rvd");
p. pr. & vb. n.
Reserving
.]
[F.
réserver
, L.
reservare
,
reservatum
; pref.
re-
re- +
servare
to keep. See
Serve
.]
1.
To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose.
“I have reserved to myself nothing.”
Shak.
Hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have
reserved
against the time of trouble?
Job xxxviii. 22,23.
Reserve
your kind looks and language for private hours.
Swift.
3.
To make an exception of; to except.
[R.]

Re-serve′

,
Noun.
[F.
réserve
.]
1.
The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation.
However any one may concur in the general scheme, it is still with certain
reserves
and deviations.
Addison.
2.
That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
The virgins, besides the oil in their lamps, carried likewise a
reserve
in some other vessel for a continual supply.
Tillotson.
3.
That which is excepted; exception.
Each has some darling lust, which pleads for a
reserve
.
Rogers.
4.
Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
My soul, surprised, and from her sex disjoined,
Left all
reserve
, and all the sex, behind.
Prior.
The clergyman’s shy and sensitive
reserve
had balked this scheme.
Hawthorne.
5.
A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose;
as, the Connecticut
Reserve
in Ohio, originally set apart for the school fund of Connecticut; the Clergy
Reserves
in Canada, for the support of the clergy.
7.
(Banking)
Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities.
In reserve
,
in keeping for other or future use; in store;
as, he has large quantities of wheat
in reserve
; he has evidence or arguments
in reserve
.
Reserve air
.
(Physiol.)
Same as
Supplemental air
, under
Supplemental
.
Syn. – Reservation; retention; limitation; backwardness; reservedness; coldness; restraint; shyness; coyness; modesty.

Webster 1828 Edition


Reserve

RESERVE

,
Verb.
T.
rezerv'. [L. reservo; re and servo, to keep.]
1.
To keep in store for future or other use; to withhold from present use for another purpose. The farmer sells his corn, reserving only what is necessary for his family.
Hast thou seen the treasures of hail, which I have reserved against the day of trouble? Job 38.
2.
To keep; to hold; to retain.
Will he reserve his anger for ever? Jer. 3.
3.
To lay up and keep for a future time. 2Peter 2.
Reserve your kind looks and language for private hours.

RESERVE

,
Noun.
rezerv'.
1.
That which is kept for other or future use; that which is retained from present use or disposal.
The virgins, besides the oil in their lamps, carried likewise a reserve in some other vessel for a continual supply.
2.
Something in the mind withheld from disclosure.
However any one may concur in the general scheme, it is still with certain reserves and deviations.
3.
Exception; something withheld.
Is knowledge so despis'd? or envy, or what reserve forbids to taste?
4.
Exception in favor.
Each has some darling lust, which pleads for a reserve.
5.
Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior. Reserve may proceed from modesty, bashfulness, prudence, prudery or sullenness.
My soul surpris'd, and from her sex disjoin'd, left all reserve, and all the sex behind.
6.
In law, reservation.
In reserve, in store; in keeping for other or future use. He has large quantities of wheat in reserve. He has evidence or arguments in reserve.
Body of reserve, in military affairs, the third or last line of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to sustain the other lines as occasion may require; a body of troops kept for an exigency.

Definition 2022


Reserve

Reserve

English

Proper noun

Reserve

  1. A city in Kansas.
  2. A census-designated place in Louisiana.
  3. A census-designated place in Montana.
  4. A village in New Mexico.
  5. A census-designated place in Wisconsin.

German

Pronunciation

Noun

Reserve f (genitive Reserve, plural Reserven)

  1. reserve (that which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use)

Derived terms

  • aus der Reserve locken
  • eiserne Reserve
  • stille Reserven

reserve

reserve

English

Noun

reserve (plural reserves)

  1. (behaviour) Restriction.
    1. The act of reserving or keeping back; reservation; exception.
      The book is on reserve.
      I accept your view with one reserve.
    2. Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
  2. That which is reserved or kept back, as for future use.
    1. A natural resource known to exist but not currently exploited.
      New oil reserves are continuously being discovered, but not as fast as the existing ones are running out.
    2. A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose; as, the Connecticut Reserve in Ohio, originally set apart for the school fund of Connecticut; the Clergy Reserves in Canada, for the support of the clergy.
    3. (Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
    4. (military) A body of troops kept in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
    5. (finance) Funds kept on hand to meet planned or unplanned financial requirements.
    6. Wine held back and aged before being sold.
  3. (social) Something initially kept back for later use in a recreation.
    1. (sports) A member of a team who does not participate from the start of the game, but can be used to replace tired or injured team-mates.
    2. (card games) A group or pile of cards dealt out at the beginning of a patience or solitaire game to be used during play.
  4. In exhibitions, a distinction indicating that the recipient will get a prize in the event of another person being disqualified.
  5. (calico printing) A resist.
  6. A preparation used on an object being electroplated to fix the limits of the deposit.

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Verb

reserve (third-person singular simple present reserves, present participle reserving, simple past and past participle reserved)

  1. To keep back; to retain.
    We reserve the right to make modifications.
  2. To keep in store for future or special use.
    This cake is reserved for the guests!
    • Jonathan Swift
      Reserve your kind looks and language for private hours.
  3. To book in advance; to make a reservation.
    I reserved a table for us at the best restaurant in town.
  4. (obsolete) To make an exception of; to except.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: re‧ser‧ve

Etymology

From Old French reserver.

Noun

reserve f, m (plural reserves, diminutive reservetje n)

  1. reserve (that which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use)

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Portuguese

Verb

reserve

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of reservar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of reservar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of reservar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of reservar

Spanish

Verb

reserve

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of reservar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of reservar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of reservar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of reservar.